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Please feel free to use these with your children at any time. Do let me know in the comments what you are finding useful and not so useful. Please also share with me how your child is doing with their French at home!

Français session 1: an introduction to France and French

pictures of a plane, a Eurostar train, a Shuttle and a ferry

How we can travel to France

Français session 2: basic introductions in French… with the help of a puppet theatre and many puppet friends!

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  • greetings: bonjour, au revoir
  • saying what your name is: je m'appelle
  • saying how we feel: ça va bien 🙂 , ça va mal 🙁
  • kissing: a French custom!

Click here for a video I like which puts all those things together (not the kissing though ha ha!)

Français session 3: let's learn about sports and do some exercise in French!

We can recognise popular sports in France: le handball; le foot; le rugby; le volley; le basket; le tennis.

We can follow instructions in French. 

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Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd Levez-vous!   Shotley Bridge Nursery School LtdAsseyez-vous!

Français session 4: French nursery rhymes and children's songs

We can sing and/or do the actions to go along these French "comptines"; click on the links to listen to some of them and join in!

Toc toc, monsieur pouce ; Il court, il court le furet Ainsi font font font, les petites marionnettes Pomme de reinette et pomme d'api ; Un deux trois main droite, un deux trois main gauche

Français session 5: story on the French bus!

There are so many stories on the library bus! We now know "Le monstre" by Soledad Bravi and Nathalie Paurent and "Bonjour!" by Nathalie Dieterlet with the younger children. Did you like our monsters that we drew and took home?

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Français session 6: learning about and tasting French food!

Have your children liked the croissants? Pains au chocolat? Brioche? Pâté? Brie? Camembert? Port Salut? Baguette? Sirop de menthe? (a very sweet sort of mint cordial that looks like mouth wash and you cannot get in this country!) I am sure their favourite was the gâteau marbré which I made for them of course!

Here is the Port Salut cheese that seemed so popular... the Ardennes pâté surprisingly went down a treat too! Shotley Bridge Nursery School Ltd

This is the end of this round of French sessions. "Merci" to all the children for taking part... and to those of you who signed the children up for the sessions! See you back on Tuesday 26th February for another series!

Français session 1 part 2: an introduction to France and French through a trip to France

Have the children told you we went on a journey and drove our car onto a train, then went in the Channel Tunnel? Did they like their onion soup or did they prefer their gâteau au chocolat? We also had savoury crêpes, alos known as galettes! Miam miam!

NB this was all pretend play using photos and videos but we all really got into it!

Français session 2 part 2: basic introductions in French… with the help of a puppet theatre and many puppet friends!

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  • greetings: bonjour, au revoir
  • saying what your name is: je m'appelle
  • saying how we feel: ça va bien 🙂 , ça va mal 🙁
  • kissing: a French custom!

Français session 3: a football coaching session in French. On fait du foot!

Les numéros: 1 un, 2 deux, 3 trois, 4 quatre, 5 cinq, 6 six, 7 sept, 8 huit.

Les couleurs des cones (the colours of the cones): bleu blanc (white) rouge noir (black) jaune vert

Shoot! = Tire!

Goal!!! = But!!!

Français session 4: French nursery rhymes and children's songs

We can sing and/or do the actions to go along these French "comptines"; click on the links to listen to some of them and join in! There are all traditional French songs; please do ask your children what we did with them!

Je te tiens, tu me tiens, par la barbichette - you have to try not to laugh, but please note we did not slap each other (even though we used to do that when I was a child!) when someone laughed!

Frère Jacques - a classic that 2 of your children actually knew already and another one was singing at home tonight with his big sister!

Une souris verte - yes, I know, it is a crazy story and is actually no clearer if you understand the French! Just a bit of fun!

Un éléphant qui se balançait - it was great to count up to 6 in French

Au feu les pompiers 

Tourne, tourne, petit moulin - this one seemed to be a favourite for joining in with the actions whilst singing!

 

 

2 Responses

  1. Moira

    Thank you for this. It’s so handy to have. We had a big conversation about travelling to France last night as we are planning a French camping trip. H thought the idea of a voiture (is that right?) in a magic train very exciting!!

    • Nathalie

      Thank you very much for your feedback Moira. This is just perfect! Thanks for your ongoing support with French at the nursery and I look forward to sharing more “magic” with H and the other children!

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